10 January 2018

Queer Legacies: Transforming Practice in Museums and Galleries post-2017.

Wednesday 7 March 2018

Topics to be addressed include:
Have LGBTQ collaborations and events in the museum and gallery sector during 2017 created a permanent legacy?  Have they helped to challenge and change the ways in which museums and galleries look at and share their collections, how they operate and how they collaborate with diverse communities?  The conference explores the challenges and successes of projects over the past year, from the point of view of museums, galleries and the communities with which they have collaborated, and the legacy that is transforming the ways in which the sector works.

Speakers include:
Matt Smith (Chair): Artist and curator. In 2015-16 he was Ceramicist in Residence at the Victoria & Albert Museum. Solo exhibitions include Queering the Museum at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery (2010-11) and Other Stories at the University of Leeds (2012). He holds a PhD in Queer Craft from the University of Brighton and is Professor of Crafts at Konstfack University of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm, and Honorary Visiting Fellow at the University of Leicester’s School of Museum Studies.
Mirjam Sneeurloper and Maik Mirkovic on Transmission (2015-16) at Amsterdam Museum;
Beth Asbury, Clara Barker and Jozie Kettle on Out in Oxford (GLAM Oxford); 
Martin Pel, Ellie Newland and members of the Project’s Youth Team on Wear it Out: Queer Looks at Brighton Museum;
E-J Scott on the Museum of Transology at Brighton Museum; 
Clare Barlow on Queer British Art, Tate Britain;
Alice Cox on Refracted at Russell-Cotes Museum, Bournemouth;
Mark Wilson and Vivien Walsh on Never Going Underground at the People’s History Museum, Manchester.

Further details can be found and bookings made via the Eventbrite page.

For enquiries, please contact the Booking Office at the Royal Pavilion & Museums, tel 03000 290900